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're getting a chance to look at it. the trustees are basically asking the district government to put up more money to pay for the right sizing plan. the trustos want $21 million to address the plan. it's $11 million typically used for the capital budget and that is to be moved into the right siding budget now. listen to this. the remaining $10 million needed will support its employee separation plan and the report said it can't guarantee the actions relating to faculty and staff alignment won't result in legal action. appears that want report said on average, udc spends 315% more on management positions than another university -- other universities. still no word on the fought our of the university president. we're in the process of putting the entire report online and so that everyone can check in with www.myfoxdc.comcom to see what the report has to say and we'll have an update at 10. >> all right, matt ackland, it's true what they say. >>> men's -- someone's always watching a. a new disturbing report claims the government is spying more americans those days. days. . >> right now. no. no.
. they are not saying who carried out the attempt. the finger is being pointed to hackers from the chinese government. the associated press was told it targeted a network of unclassified information and there is no information that any data was removed. >> and on your monday, after a decade long fight, a piece of history closes its doors. what is next for the old power plant on the potomac. and seeing a little wet weather today. >> and i know the nat fans don't want to see that, will. it is very light. i'm expecting a few hundreds but we'll probably have light showers or drizzle. hopefully not enough to cause a rain delay. and we have scott out there. i'm sure the stands are filling regardless of the showers? >> reporter: well the showers are starting to go away. so it looks like they are on the way out and the magic number is one so that means a nats win, and the champagne will fro -- will flow tonight. >> get the goggles ready, scott. >> and if you have a story idea, we want to put it on the air. the fox tip line, the number 202-859-3000 or even better, e- mail all of the information, including the
. >> i think every member here knows the purpose of the district government having control over our budget. >> reporter: phil mendelson introduced a bill on tuesday with all council members on board. that would basically allow voters to approve a change in the district's charter that would block federal control. >> we believe that is what it would do. the congress in the united states has a final say to vote the referendum up or down and hope that they will decide to take it back. >> reporter: the plan could not only give d.c. leaders full control of the budget, but also keep federal budget issues separate. >> it would keep federal disagreements over whatever issues are unrelated to the district government that result in a threat of or actual shutdown of the district government. the federal government tries to work out the disagreements. >> reporter: on the hill, congresswoman eleanor holmes norton made progress on budget autonomy. the council continues to support the efforts but believe that it's time to try something new. >> it allows us to produce a clean bill on our own. >> repo
on government. >> i see hard-working virginians. i see students trying to work their way through college. >> reporter: the president was with students who typically pay no income tax like many soldiers. >> i see a whole bunch of veterans who served this country with bravery and distinction. >> reporter: amid the cheering veterans at the romney rally was dave clan, undecided because clan said, romney's economic plans lack details. >> and i've got some doubts that there's really any depth behind some of those. >> reporter: you're not ready to commit to mitt romney in virginia? >> no, i'm not. >> reporter: voters in another battleground, iowa, began voting today. ballots being cast before the presidential debates. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> after the speech in springfield today, governor romney talked about what he would do to cut to avoid slashing defense spending. julie carrie asked him about polls that show him trailing the president. julie? >> mitt romney made his case today for becoming the next commander in chief. and in our interview he made it clear he's ready to cut other are
] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> you thought the lines were bad, but now the food got expensive at d.c. food trucks. starting today you pay an extra 10%. laura evans has the story tonight. >> reporter: the food truck craze has reached such a fevered pitch, the d.c. government is having its fill awful and eating it too. serving up the barbecue, pour on the extra sauce, and don't forget the tax. >> it's the restaurants and now the food trucks as well. >> reporter: now the city is implementing the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune. they have to charge customers 10% on every sale. >> oh, man, that's rough. >> everybod
want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take place wednesday night in denver. >>> president obama will stay here in the district today. he has three campaign events scheduled in d.c. the president also campaigned yesterday in virginia. he was 200 miles from romney in virginia beach. >>> the nfl referees are back on the job. the regular refs received a standing ovation when we took the field before last night's ravens-bengals game in baltimore. the honeymoon was short-lived, as you might imagine. the crowd quickly booed when the hometown ravens were called for an unsportsmanlike penalty. this was the first game since the nfl and players union reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. nfl commissioner roger goodell apologized to fans for the lockout. >> we're sorry to bring our fans through that, sorry to bring the general public through that. that's, u
% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >>> monday night football action. the bears on the road to face the cowboys. it was a tough game for tony romo. the cowboys quarterback got intercepted five times. the two were returned for bear touchdowns. his countser part jay cutler kept mistakes to a minimum with 257 yards and two touchdowns. chicago won 34-18. >> there you go. it is the talk of the town. the nationals clinched the national league east title. when the braves lost last night. and the nats begin their playoff push either saturday or sunday, on the road. fans will be able to get their official divisional title gear this morning. coming up in abou
of damascus have sparked gun battles between government and rebel forces. the plablast hit the syrian arm headquarters, setting off a raging fire inside. none of the soldiers or personnel were killed in the blast. but iranian state tv says one of its correspondents died in the crossfire after the explosions. another blast has been reported near the prime ministry building. >>> also, new developments in spain. overnight, police there fired rubber bullets and used batons to fight off marchers who gathered in madrid to demonstrate against the government's handling of the economic crisis. 34 people were arrested. 64 others were injured in a violent crash between police and protesters. this morning the bank of spain says the country is in a deep recession. the protesters are demanding new elections, criticizing the government's tax hikes. >>> this morning another bank targeted in cyber attacks. according to "the wall street journal," about 220 customers filed complaints of outages on the website yesterday. the complaints were that customers were having problems logging on. last week similar at
the federal government oversee any election rule changes in states with a history of voting discrimination. also on the docket, whether the defense of marriage act is constitutional. it states the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages. >>> occupy d.c. is back, and it could cause some problems for your commute this morning. the group is planning to hold several demonstrations today to mark the one-year anniversary of that movement here. news 4's megan mcgrath live at farragut square now with more on what we can expect today. megan? >> reporter: good morning. we could see a pretty dicey rush hour this morning as well as some traffic tie-ups later on in the afternoon because of the demonstrations that are scheduled. in fact, one is about to get under way about an hour from now. we are expecting possible road closures associated with this. this is the one-year anniversary of the occupy d.c. movement. you may remember when the protesters camped out in mcpherson square in freedom plaza. they were there for months protesting corporate greed, among other things. they were ul
are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >>> officials in hong kong say six crew members have been arrested for a deadly boat collision. they're being questioned for endangering people's lives according to china's police chief. at least 37 people were killed and dozens more injured after a boat carrying utility workers collide wade ferry. the boat began to sink immediately following the crash. survivors say the ferry did not stop after the collision. >>> the trial of the former butler for pope benedict xvi is resuming this morning at the vatican and for the first time, the former personal assistant will be questioned in court. he is facing charges of stealing personal letters and documents from the pope. he
accident in hong kong tops our stories this morning. hong kong government officials say more than 30 people are dead and dozens more injured after a boat carrying utility workers colieded with the ferry. the boat was taking the workers and their families for a fireworks display for china's national day. >>> a decades-old mystery on the way to being solved today. scientists at michigan state university are analyzing soil samples that will help determine whether the remains of jimmy hoffa could be buried in a residential area of the city. the findings should be released today and they should be able to tell police whether human remains are present. the teamsters boss disappeared almost 40 years ago and his fate remains a mystery. >>> occupy protesters are expected to continue today with a veterans march planned at noon at freedom plaza. this week marks the one-year anniversary since the group began protests here in d.c. they want to bring new attention to the same issues that made them begin the movement in the first place last year. >>> president barack obama is still at a desert resort hudd
believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take place next wednesday night in denver. >>> president obama is urging patience when it comes to this country's economic recovery. he spoke of what he calls an economic patriotism during a rally yesterday in virginia beach. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy belongs with a strong and thriving middle class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that we're building up over decades. but i want everybody here to understand our problems can be solved. our challenges will be met. >> the president will hold a campaign event today here in washington. >>> one person is dead after a wrong way crash in stafford, virginia. the accident happened around 4:30 yesterday along route 17 near stafford lakes parkway. police
that ended his marriage. hear why the govern nator is rae velg it all. >>> and cute or cruel? a dad post this is picture of his 3-year-old daughter online after she goes to the bathroom in the shower. did he go too far? parents weigh in on both sides. "today," sunday, september 30, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning 0, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester toelt reporting from afghanistan. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. lester, nice to see you. only two days after joint operations between american and afghan forces were set to be returning to normal, there was another deadly attack yesterday. >> jenna, good to see you as well. yes, the death toll here has climbed steadily in recent months following attacks by afghan army and police against american and coalition troops. we'll have more on this breaking story in just a moment. also a bit later i'll sit down with u.s. service people, both men and women to talk about what life is really like here in the danger zone. >>> and then, lester, arnold schwarzenegger is talking about the affair that
the prisoners of war missing in action flag above the charles county government building today, and it's going to stay there for the next year. at today's dedication ceremony, charles county says it is the first in maryland to fly pow/mia flag. wills disappeared in 196 on patrol in south vietnam at the age of 22. >>> macular degeneration is the number one cause of central vision loss in americans over 50. central vision loss means people have trouble reading and recognizing faces. >> doreen gensler joins us to tell us about a newly approved device that is helping patients gain sight back. >> reporter: macular degeneration can be awful. it can really take people's independence away from them. this device is a miniature telescope that is implanted directly in the eye. it can magnify vision up to three times. and that's helping some macular degeneration patients live better lives. >> i wasn't going to let my handicap control my life. >> reporter: dale's handicap? he was legally blind, the result of end stage macular degeneration, a common eye disease where the tissue in the back of the eye dies.
a government-issued i.d. or the last four digits of your social security number. the deadline to register there, tuesday, ost 16th in d.c. to register, you'll need proof of residency which means either a current government photo i.d. or utility bill or government document that shows your name and address. you can register in d.c. actually on election day. provided that you bring that proof of residence. you can learn more about registering to vote on our website nbcwashington.com, just search vote. >> good to know. our next question is about getting a good deal. do online stores really offer good deals on the holidays, and which holidays offer the best deals for online shopping? >> shop smart magazine gave this answer that says holidays do bring markdowns, and one of the best days for deals is right around the corner. it turns out columbus day, which is monday, october 8th, is one of the best days for online discounts out of the year. the other good holidays for savings are labor day, presidents day and new year's day and independence day. october is a great month for family and friends sales.
will talk about his. those who believe they want bigger government, more intrusive government, deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who think we should encourage economic growth, promote small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> the first debate will take place next wednesday night in denver. >>> president obama is urging patients when it comes to this country's economic recovery. he spoke of what he calls an economic patriotism during a rally yesterday in virginia beach. >> an economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. i won't pretend that getting there is easy. the truth is it's going to take a few more years to solve challenges that were building up over decades, but i want everybody here to understand our problems can be solved. our challenges will be met. >> the president will hold campaign events here in washington. >>> pick up the pace. that's d.c. council mayor marion berry's demand to council members investigating the 2010 campaign of vincent gray. he also accused prose
are accusing rebel fighters of bombing a school today. the rebels say the government forces used the school as a cover to launch mortar attacks on civilians. >> reporter: syrian state television is reporting that an explosion has taken place at a school in the capital of damascus that has left at least seven people wounded. now there are reports suggesting that rebels targeted the school because it was being used by pro government militias to attack nearby neighborhoods. it is the latest indication of the violence that is spiraling out of control there. meanwhile, in new york at the united nations, the man tasked with putting an end to the conflict by both the united nation answered the arab league briefed the u.n. security council members on his recent trip to the region. he told u.n. security council members that the conflict in syria was going from bad to worse and said that it is now threatening regional stability and international peace. despite that grim assessment, he said there was a possibility for hope to end the conflict, but really did not spell out how exactly he was going to t
in madrid to demonstrate against the government's handling of the economic crisis there. protesters clashed with police all day during a march that stopped short of spain's parliament building. they're demanding new elections criticizing the government's tax cuts and hikes. more protests are expected today. today more than 1 million people across new zealand took part in an earthquake drill. the exercise is designed to teach people to find cover and hold on to something stable when the quake strikes. new zealand is hit by thousands of earthquakes each year. most of them are minor. in february of last year, a 6.3 magnitude quake hit the city of christchurch. >>> two neighbors are at odds over a 9/11 memorial in their backyard. thomas hackley says he was lucky to make it out of the world trade center towers ten years ago. he put up a memorial to honor those who did not make it out. it featureses two flags with a light. the neighbors called police, who gave him a fine. he says the battle is not over. >> it's not over. i don't want anyone to forget. it says, we will not forget. am i guilty? i'm
to hit the government's military command center. syrian tv broadcast this video of the blast. but nbc news cannot confirm the authenticity. in a separate development, iran's english language state news service said one of its reporters was killed while covering the bombings today. the news agency press tv reported that reporter maya nasr was shot by a sniper. the news director blamed turkey, saudi arabia and qatar, accusing them of supplying weapons to rebel fighters in syria. >>> violence broke out in greece today. thousands of protesters converged on athens. some of them firebombed the capital during a nationwide anti-austerity strike. julia chatterly has more on the demonstration that started out peacefully. >> reporter: just a few hours after the violence flared here in athens, things are relatively back to normal. the traffic is flowing freely. litter on the streets now. and the police presence has certainly dropped right back. it began as a very peaceful protest. tens of thousands of people here to protest against the government's austerity measures. but it changed very quickly
sold as a humanitarian mission. and the two main security goals toppling the taliban government and destroying al qaeda bases were both accomplished here a decade ago. and the cost, around $600 billion. $8 billion a month. and there are two more years to go. the afghan government of president hamid karzai washington helped put in place is widely considered one of the most corrupt in the world. the u.s. has helped train about 350,000 afghan security forces. the target number. but they're not always loyal. 20% of american combat deaths this year came from afghan forces shooting their american partners. many afghans fear, the government may not be able to hold the country together once u.s. troops leave in 2014. there could be a civil war. >> keep going a little bit more. >> reporter: among u.s. forces, morale remains high. but some are annoyed the war has been ignored in the u.s. presidential campaign. all four of doc coughlin's brothers serve in the military. he's on his second tour in afghanistan. he knows americans aret talking much about the troops anymore. >> initially when t
expectations -- >> government romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> he needs to give the american people the choice that we're offering. >> what's not debating is the interest. the live audience is invitation only, so that means the tv audience is expected to be in the millions. between the two candidates mitt romney is actually the more battle tested of the two having taken part in some 20 primary debates on his way to the republican nomination. president obama on the other hand as you know had no primary challenger and as a result, no primary debates. in the newsroom tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us tonight. it's always great to see you. >> good to be here, shawn. >> how important are these presidential debates and do they really make a difference? >> if you look back in history, i think there have been two that have been deciders in terms of candidates, 1960. i watched that first debate john kennedy on the stage with richard nixon and he was considered the winner of that on tv, not on radio, but that's where people were watching and t
craze has reached such a fevered pitch, the d.c. government is now having its falafel and eating it too. serving up the barbecue, pour on the extra cause and don't forget the tax. >> isn't that pretty much every restaurant is just like the food trucks now? >> that's exactly right. the food trucks had always paid a flat $100 feet and now the city is implementing the sales tax act. they have to charge 10% on every sale. >> thank you very much. >> what is 10%? everybody has to get their cut, right? >> don't like paying more. >> we're giving away free coconut macaroons because of the sales tax today. >> reporter: james mcauley eats at food trucks every day. he think the tax is fair. it is just annoying. >> things are already kind of expensive when you pay with a credit card or what not, there is additional fees now for that too. >> reporter: steve adelson says he is fine with paying his fair share. >> at this point, we are on a level playing field and we should be treated with the same respect that other businesses are instead of the pariah that, in essence, we've been being. >> it is just
the town on the way to cincinnati. the government says the man in custody has a lengthy criminal record and had been declared mentally ill in the past. >>> four minutes after the hour now. later today, three men are expected in court for robbing and brutally attacking a man last month in eastern market. d.c. police arrested the trio yesterday in the beating of thomas maslin. they robbed him for his iphone. police say he is still in the hospital with serious brain injuries. investigators say these same men robbed three other people of their phones later that night. maslin's wife is expected to speak today. she told chief cathy lanier she is relieved that her husband's attacker was caught. >> this has been a very difficult time for the family. they a they are struggling. he the is extremely grateful for those who called in and provided information that helped us to get where we are today. >> police tell news4 surveillance video from a gas station may have helped catch the suects. the video appears to show them trying to use maslin's credit card after attacking him. >>> police are investig
force will not be spared either. >> we'll slowly through attrition reduce government employment by 10%. that saves about $40 billion a year. we have $500 billion in savings per year. that combined with the growing economy at 4% gets us to a balanced budget. >> this retired colonel and romney supporter said he's sold. >> i think the think that resonated the most with me was the fact that he got very specific about how important the economy is to our national security, and then how that translates into support for veterans and how we can take care of our veterans. >> reporter: outside the hall jonathan hopkins was waiting to respond to romney's criticism. the president obama has not provided the necessary leadership. >> i was a captain in the army. i served in iraq and afghanistan. i went to west point. those of us, we understand what leadership is. and i felt led. i felt led by our commander in chief. >> reporter: as president obama campaigned in virginia's other military strong hold of virginia beach, he continued to remind voters with this ad about romney's secretly recorded comments
will be on the card for the supreme court today. president clinton signed the law which states the federal government will only recognize marriages between a man and a woman. the court will also hear a case that challenges whether race should be a factor in college admissions. a white student sued the university of texas after she claims she was rejected unfairly. >> there were people in my class with lower grades who weren't in all the activities i was in who were being accepted into ut, and the only other difference between us was the color of our skin. >> the best way to get to racial diversity is to consider race in an individualized way that looks at the whole applicant. >> six of the supreme court justices attended a special mass yesterd yesterday. the traditional red mass takes place the sunday before the supreme court begins its new term. >>> 5:35. news 4's tony tull at the live desk with breaking news. >> a little bit of sad news to report this morning. nbc news has just learned that 3 of the 16 people killed by a suicide bomber this morning in afghanistan were, in fact, american nato servic
to cincinnati. the government says the man in custody has a lengthy criminal record and had been declared mentally nil the past. >>> montgomery county police investigating a shooting in gaithersburg. chopper 4 flew above the scene. the shooting happened about 10:00. police say the man was shot several times, then walked to a nearby cvs and collapsed. at last check, the victim was still in the hospital. so far, no arrests have been made. >>> three men are expected in court later today accused of attacking and robbing a man in eastern market last month. police arrested the men yesterday with the brutal beating of thomas maslin. they reportedly robbed him for his iphone and other items. he suffered serious brain injuries and is still in the hospital. investigators say they arrested these same men for robbing three other people of their phones later that night. >> from some very good tips from our community, from a lot of hard work, from our detectives that are standing here behind me, to now place under arrest and charge those same three subjects from the robbery on 18th street that same nig
at the government center with a preview now, good morning, derek. >> good morning, we have a big old slice of americana to go with your coffee. take a look, this is a 20 year tradition here that's grown into a full fledged county fair. a two day weekend evidence where the parking lot has been transformed, like i said, into a full fledged county fair. there is lots of activity and it's all geared towards the kids. there's lots of opportunity for everyone to come out and enjoy the event. there is educational exhibits as well for kids to have fun while learning about public safety and the environment. >> the carnival for the first time this year, and an incredible number of events out here. face painting, petting zoo, a dozen food vendors. it's all about education and fun here at fair fax county. >> and i also understand there will be an appearance of a certain peacock. this event starts at 10:00, runs to five, and the event is free. this is the second and last day of this event. we're live in fairfax county. back to you. >> derek paints quite a picture. >> i wonder if he will come back with
carrie about what he would do to cut costs. >> slowly through attrition we'll reduce government appliment by 10%. that, again, saves about $47 billion a year. >> romney also emphasized he's running a campaign for all americans. that's a reference to the secret videotape where he claimed 47% of americans who don't pay federal taxes consider themselves victims. president obama released new ads against those remarks and described how he sees those people during a stop in virginia beach 0. >> i see hardworking virginians. i see students trying to work their way through college. >> polls have the president leading in virginia now by up to a 7% margin. >>> thanks to a donation, nationalses fans will not be stranded in southwest d.c. during the team's playoff run. metro has annnced it will extend the hours that the trains run for all the postseason home games. and a d.c.-based company cald living social will pay for it. metro requires a $29,000 deposit to keep the stations open past midnight. nationalses refused to pay the bill even though other sports teams in town do pay it. >>> there's contro
led to panic. the lucky ones made it out of the cities. the government collapsed. militias took over, controlling the food supply and stockpiling weapons. we still don't know why the power went out. but we're hopeful that someone will come and light the way. - previously on revolution... - i'm gonna have to ask you to come with us, under the authority of the monroe republic. - why? - you can't take him. - put it down! - stop. danny's gone. - dad! - my brother miles is in chicago. he can get danny. - so why would they take danny? - we'll know when we find him. - your dad was my friend. i am going too. - i'm nate. - charlie. - charlie, i'm telling you, you can't trust anyone. we're looking for miles matheson. - his brother was murdered by a militia. - just you. come with me. - no way, buddy. - she's my niece. i don't know you. militia, huh? - why did monroe want my dad? - monroe thinks your dad knew something, and he thinks your dad told me. - what? - why the lights went out, maybe how to turn 'em back on. - my mom is dad, my dad is dead, and god knows what they're doing to danny right
states the federal government will only recognize marriages between a man and a woman. the court will also hear a case that challenges whether race should be a factor in college admissions. a white student sued the university of texas after she claims she was rejected unfairly. >> there were people in my class with lower grades who weren't in all the activities that i was in who were being accepted into ut, and the only other difference between us was the color of our skin. >> the best way to get to racial diversity is to consider race in an individualized way that looks at the whole applicant. >> six of the supreme court justices attended a special mass yesterday. the traditional red mass takes place the sunday before the supreme court begins its new term. >>> today new laws will take effect to protect victims of domestic violence in maryland. people who have to leave their jobs because of the threat of violence will now be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. also, judges will now have to report whether defendants have a domestically related relationship with their vic
reimbursements. the government is particularly concerned about scams like cloning in which information about one patient is repeated in other records. that could lead to bigger reimbursement checks. >> let's take a deep breath together on this. >>> there is a problem with our breakfast. if you like bacon for breakfast or just like eating pork, it may get harder to satisfy your craving come next year. the national pig association -- didn't know they had one. this is in britain actually -- is warning there could be a worldwide pork shortage next year. they said pork producers had to cut down on herds because of soaring feed prices connected to drought conditions. however, the u.s. department of agriculture reports a record pork supply at u.s. warehouses just last month. we can breathe a little easier here at home. >> you can deal with the replacement ref, but you take away your bacon, and aaron's going to have a problem. >> just good bacon, not too crispy, not too undercooked. >> i like mine crispy. our producer likes his bacon deep fried. >> you got to do it right. >> i want a blt now. darn it. >
. for the first time it's a two-day event. if you missed today, you can head out to the government center tomorrow 10:00 to 5:00, and it's free. we're gearing up for our 20th annual health and fitness expo. march 16th and 17th at the washington convention center. >>> more than 300 teen girls came out to prince georges community college today. a special sisterhood summit. the goal, to teach girls how to resolve conflicts without violence. judge glenda hatchet was one of the guests. and tracy wilkins also spoke to the group. assault cases among girls went up 24% from 1996 to 2005. that's something brooks says has got to change. >> we want to save our children. we want to invest in our children. we're talking to our young daughters about how to use special media responsibly. we're investing in our children as a community. >> every student who attended today was encouraged to join programs to help reduce teen violence. >>> well, breathe deep and jump. that was the theme for an unusual fund-raiser. for a donation of at least $50, yes, you could repell down the woodies building in washington. the view c
of virginia. virginia is interesting, a state that economically is doing very well. a lot of government workers in northern virginia. a minority population that might turn out in bigger numbers, more african-american population and a growing hispanic population and southern roots that should help romney but that combination makes it the ultimate swing state. it's this year's florida or ohio. >> florida still matters very quickly. >> matters big, and if some other president wins it, check mate. no path without florida. you go through all the scenarios and for mitt romney, there's no path. if he's going to cede ohio. that's what's gone on, the move of ohio where romney cannot connect with white working voters, doing a big bus trip. the move of ohio, he has to win florida and wisconshich i virgi. >> thanks very much. back it matt. >>> the international monetary fund is calling for urgent action from lawmakers here in the u.s. and europe to turn around the global economy. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell recently sat down with her. andrea, good morning to you. >> go
elections, criticizing the government cutbacks and tax hikes as well. more protests are expected today. >>> this morning investigators are trying to determine what led to a shooting that left a sheriff's deputy and a suspect in san diego. they're following up on a suspect in a child abuse case. as soon as they approached the suspect, there were reports of shots fired. all three were taken to the hospital for surgery. >>> today more than a million people across new zealand took part in an earthquake drill. that exercise is designed to teach people to find cover and hold on to something stable when a quake strikes. that drill was held at schools, the zoo, parliament, and airports. new zealand is hit by thousands of quakes each year, most of them minor. in february of last year, a 6.3 magnitude quake hit the city of christchurch, killing 185 people. >>> 5:21. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson is here with our forecast for today. is it going to be a nice one, veronica? >> it's not going to be a bad day today. if i had to give a grade on w
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enough to eat, and they are taking it to song. ♪ tonight we are hungry >> this morning how the government is responding. >>> and changing her tune. last june in a jailhouse interview, the so-called soccer mohamad am accused of running a high-end escort service told us she was innocent. there was no business run out of that location at the time you were arrested or any time prior to that while you were in control of that apartment? >> no. >> so why did she suddenly decide to plead guilty to promoting prostitution? the unexpected twist in that case today, wednesday, september 26th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. in sports, still the news. use of replacement officials, a story dominated the internet and front pages of newspapers all across the country. >> even president obama is voicing his opinion on that call that decided monday'
and oom papa bands. >> the next best thing to munich. >> only governments $6. >> and a great music festival in new orleans. know about mardi gras and some of the other music festivals but a great one this time of year. >> the voodoo music experience. absolutely love new orleans. a great time to go there. bands like jack white and green day are playing there. lasts three days in city park. because this is new orleans, wonderful food, gumbo, oyster poor boys and you get a lot there. >> your favorite of these if i put you on the spot, laid out five. if only one, i'd go to oregon because i love pinot noir. >> when it comes right down to it, leave the kids at home. >> you do the square crows and i'll do the wine. >> from jeans to skirts and >>> back now at 840, and this morning on "today's style" it's all about helms. changing from mini to maxies, hard to keep up. contributing style editor is here with the lange and short of it, shall we say. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> what are the rules on hem, and what's in this year had. >> in fashion you have to think of the
pollution in virginia, maryland and d.c. concerned residents and city government worked to shut it down. they say the closure is a victory for people who live and work nearby. >> from this day on, the coal-powered fire plant you see here will stop blowing smoke and other pollutants into our air. from the city's perspective, the operation of the trgs facility has always been a public health and safety issue for the residents of alexandria. >> the mayor says he hopes to redevelop the site into commercial and retail space. >>> in decision 2012, election day is nearing, and more campaign signs are appearing on yards for both candidates. you may have noticed one candidate has a lot more signs out there than the other. northern virginia bureau chief jewel write carey takes a look at whether winning the sign war matters. >> reporter: it's not a very accurate way to keep score in a presidential race, but campaign yard signs definitely have their place. and get out the vote effort. in this mitt romney campaign office in arlington, keeping a well-stocked supply is one of this volunteer's duties.
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